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Tri-Cities non-profit helps neighborhood cats live their best lives -- all nine of them

The Tri Cities Friends of Kitties helps educate residents about feral cats in the community.

EAST POINT, Ga. — Longtime Atlanta resident, Curt Rush, is an avid lover of the feline variety. So much in fact, that he and a group of friends and neighbors started a non-profit group to watch over and care for the many homeless, stray and feral cats that populate East Point, College Park, and Hapeville. 

The Tri-Cities Friends of Kitties organization started in 2016 as a way to help educate residents on the treatment of stray, homeless or feral cats living in our neighborhoods. All of their members volunteer their time to care for the currently 8 cat "colonies" that are spread throughout the Tri-Cities. Some colonies are as small as two or three cats, while others have close to twenty. 

As a charitable volunteer-based organization, Friends of Kitties is solely dependent on donations of money, food and time. In an effort to prevent the reproduction and growth of the cat community, they also adhere to a strict policy of trap-neuter-release. As well as obtaining veterinary care for injured animals in the colonies. 

Whether you're a dog person or a cat person, it doesn't take a saint to lend a hand to our four-legged friends out there in the Tri-Cities. For more information about this amazing non-profit, visit their website or join their Facebook page for updates on our frisky felines. 

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